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This former Google exec’s startup lends money based on your school, SAT score, and job history — and a star Wall Street investor’s betting on it

But Dave Girouard, CEO of the online-lending startup Upstart and former leader of Google Enterprise, thinks the current credit system is flawed. He believes young people, millennials particularly, need a better vetting process that can predict their creditworthiness years in advance, even if they …

Edward Snowden's quandary, as described by John Oliver

Snowden, who did not know what truck nuts are, said: "You really thought ahead."<p>"Well, at least one of us did," Oliver replied. "You know because of the um, quandary, the Kafkaesque nightmare that you're in."<p>Snowden, who has been living in an undisclosed location in Russia after flying from Hong …

Filmmakers hack drone to carry 1,000 fps 4K camera

There are 4K cameras and drones, and then there's the Phantom Flex4K and the Aerigon drone --products that top the bad-assery charts in both categories. Drone cinematography outfit Brain Farm decided to pair them up, resulting in a video exactly as impressive as you'd expect. The company (which has …

A Dude Made Fake VHS Covers for New Shows And They're So Good

Remember when you missed the season finale of <i>Breaking Bad</i> and you had to wait like a year until the series finally came out on VHS so you could watch …

17 Apps Every Modern Gentleman Should Have On His Phone

But now it's time to grow up.<p>Lucky for you, Business Insider is here to help you by turning your smartphone into an even more useful sidekick.<p>Covering everything from getting organized to buying liquor, we've put together a list of the 17 apps that every gentleman needs in 2014.

Talking 'Interstellar' With Jonathan Nolan And Kip Thorne

Director Christopher Nolan‘s Oscar-winning, brilliant sci-fi blockbuster <i>Interstellar</i> — which debuted on Digital-HD this week, and hits Blu-ray and DVD March 31 — has been the subject of much discussion about its scientific accuracy, particularly regarding black holes and wormholes. That discussion …

Star Trek

Should D.C. Be More Ivy-Less?

Do yourself a favor: Don’t sweat the college-admission process. Don’t beat up your kids and pressure their counselors. Don’t fall prey to the greedy …

Bodies electric: Ex Machina twists the history of sexy robots

The complicated gender commentary of Alex Garland's sci fi chamber thriller<p>Before the premiere screening of <i>Ex Machina</i> at South by Southwest this weekend, senior programmer Jarod Neece told the audience at the Paramount Theatre in no uncertain terms, "this is one of the best films we've ever shown." …

These 17 Women Changed The Face Of Physics

From discovering pulsars to correcting the optics of the fuzzy Hubble Space Telescope, here are 17 stories of women who made undeniably vital …

Physics

Childhood Stripped Of All Joy By 'Where's Waldo' Search Algorithm

'Where's Waldo' used to be a simple pasttime for toddlers, a beacon of innocence and simplicity in a sea of iPads. But no more. Now it is just …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Facebook is the new AOL

The '90s are back.<p>They’re back in fashion, they’re back in music, and they are most certainly back in technology.<p>In a way this makes sense; the top end of the Millennial generation was just entering high school in the '90s, and now they’re in the workplace and armed with spending power, so it’s …

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

Arabian Sea

Live chat: NASA set to fly a big mission this week, but where is the space agency ultimately headed? - SciGuy

NASA’s human exploration program will fly its most significant mission since the space shuttle program this week, with the <b>launch of its Orion</b> …

How the Middle East’s First Nuclear War Started

<i>The following is a fictional story by Mathew Burrows, who, for the past decade, has overseen the creation of the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends Report—an intelligence-based futurist guide that has become essential reading for the White House as well as the Departments of State,</i> …

Will music be free in the future?

As corporations and musicians look for new ways to get our attention – and our money - what does this mean for the fans? Greg Kot explains.<p>From Taylor Swift and U2 to Garth Brooks and Iggy Pop, there has been a lot of noise in recent weeks from artists and bands testing new business models, …

New Albums

This 1940s Hollywood Actress Made Wi-Fi Happen

"HEDY LAMARR, screen actress, was revealed today in a new role, that of an inventor," reported The New York Times on 1 October 1941. "So vital is her …

What Obama said, what he meant

President Barack Obama took the stage after receiving another midterm election drubbing. And he stuck to the script.<p>He didn’t take the bait when reporters tried to get him to describe the results as a “shellacking,” as he did after Democrats lost the House in 2010. And he didn’t signal any …

Ending Washington gridlock largely in Mitch McConnell's hands now

Mitch McConnellbuilt his ascent toSenatemajority leader on voter anger over Washington gridlock that he helped foster while in the Republican minority against PresidentObama.<p>Now the Kentucky senator will need to convince<p>tea partyRepublicanswho thrived on that approach to join him in a new strategy …

Mitch McConnell

Senate battle could go overtime

The wait is finally over: After two years of partisan sniping, billions in spending and reams of election modeling, we finally get to find out which party will control the Senate.<p>Or not.<p>With some races too close to call ahead of Election Day and others poised to go to a second round of voting, it …

I'm Darth Vader, And I Approve This Message

Ukraine's presidential election season took an interesting turn over the weekend, as Darth Vader declared his candidacy for the nation's highest office, promising that he knows what it takes to rebuild an empire.<p>"I alone can make an empire out of a republic to restore former glory, to return lost …

U.S. Knew Of 'Imminent' Move In Crimea, Top Official Says

Senior U.S. officials were warned of imminent Russian military action in Crimea about a week before the troop movements that have sparked a major international crisis over Ukraine, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency tells NPR.<p>"I think for easily seven to 10 days leading up to the Russian …

Issa apologizes to Cummings

Controversial GOP Rep. Darrell Issa has apologized to the top Democrat on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee following an ugly incident during a Wednesday hearing on alleged IRS abuses.<p>Issa, a California Republican and chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, had the …

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What's Going On in Ukraine? An Up-to-Date Guide

<b>1. Russia Softens Rhetoric</b><p>The tensions between Russia and Ukraine softened slightly this morning after Russian President Vladimir Putin pulled back …

Cotton: No 'sense of entitlement'

Rep. Tom Cotton on Thursday dismissed charges from Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor that he has a “sense of entitlement” that his military service should guarantee him a seat in the Senate.<p>“You learn a lot more about leadership at officer candidate school and ranger school at Fort Benning and leading …